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Boris Savchenko (Russian: Борис Савченко; born 10 July 1986) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2007.

Boris Savchenko
Born (1986-07-10) 10 July 1986 (age 33)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2007)
FIDE rating2576 (July 2019)
Peak rating2655 (April 2009)


Chess careerEdit

Savchenko competed in the FIDE World Cup 2007 as one of the five FIDE president nominees and was eliminated in the first round by compatriot Alexander Motylev. In 2008, he won the championship of Moscow[1] and tied for 1st–6th with Sergei Tiviakov, Vladimir Malakhov, Yuriy Kuzubov, Peter Heine Nielsen and Jonny Hector in the Politiken Cup, held in Helsingør, Denmark.[2]

In 2009, Savchenko won the Baku Open edging out Gata Kamsky on tiebreak, after both players finished on 7½/9 points,[3] and competed in the FIDE World Cup, where he was knocked out by Wang Yue in the second round.[4] Savchenko came first in the 34th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup in Kazan in 2012.[5] The following year he won the Moscow Open.[6] In 2014 he finished first in the Nakhchivan Open on tiebreak over Eltaj Safarli, Aleksandr Shimanov and Rauf Mamedov.[7] Savchenko took clear first place in the PSC/Puregold International Chess Challenge in Olongapo, Philippines in 2015 with a score of 9½/10, two and half points ahead of the closest followers.[8]

He tied for first with Rauf Mamedov at the 2015 European Blitz Championship in Minsk scoring 18/22 points, but took the silver medal on tiebreak.[9] In 2016 Savchenko won for the second time the Moscow championship.[10] He also won the Moscow Open again in 2019.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Leningrad, he moved with his family to Krasnodar at eight years old. Savchenko later moved to Moscow to study at the Russian State University for the Humanities.[12]

Notable gamesEdit


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2008-05-19). "TWIC 706: Moscow Championship". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ "ChessBase photo reporter Tiviakov wins Politiken Cup". ChessBase. 2008-07-28. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  3. ^ Baku Open 2009 20-30 September 2009, Baku.
  4. ^ "Chess in Khanty-Mansiysk: Round 2. Results". Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  5. ^ "GM Boris Savchenko lifts the Nezhmetdinov Trophy". Chessdom. 2012-10-04. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Savchenko clinches 2013 Moscow Open in final round". ChessBase. 2013-02-13. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  7. ^ Gustafsson, Jan (2014-05-15). "Savchenko wins Nakhchivan Open (with 2.Na3!)". Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  8. ^ "Boris Savchenko storms through PSC Puregold Open in Olongapo City". Chessdom. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  9. ^ "European Blitz Chess Championship 2015: Rauf Mamedov takes gold medal". Chessdom. 2015-12-18. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Boris Savchenko won the Moscow championship" (in Russian). Russian Chess Federation. 2016-04-10. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  11. ^ Schulz, André (2019-02-07). "Savchenko and Bodnaruk win Moscow Open". Chess News. Translated by Macauley Peterson. ChessBase. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  12. ^ Tiviakov, Sergey (2008-07-24). "Boris Savchenko leads Politiken Cup with 6/6". ChessBase. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

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